The announcement comes shortly after the team revealed that seven members of their 2018 roster, including iconic bot-lane duo Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-sik and Lee ‘Wolf’ Jae-wan, would be parting ways with the organization.
Faker has been the center-piece of SK Telecom since his professional debut in 2013, during which he famously solo-killed Kang ‘Ambition’ Chan-yong for first blood, who was considered at the time to be among the best mid-laners in the league.
League of Legends just wouldn’t feel right without Faker in SKT.
In the years since, Faker has become the most decorated player in League of Legends, winning six domestic titles and three World Championships. He’s almost universally considered the greatest League of Legends player of all time, and is one of the most iconic players in any esport.
SK Telecom T1 have yet to announce any new additions for the coming season, although it’s been reported that former Jin Air AD Carry Park ‘Teddy’ Jin-seong has signed with the organization.
Other rumors have suggested the team may be pursuing 2014 World Championship MVP Cho ‘Mata’ Se-hyeong at Support, and a possible return for former SKT Jungler Han ‘Peanut’ Wang-ho, although nothing has been confirmed on either count.
TFT patch 10.25 is on its way as the final update ahead of the Mid-Set update, and it’s set to be massive. Talon could be back on the menu, Warwick and Moonlight are getting a nerf, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
The TFT meta has stabilized after patch 10.24. No longer is it 4-1 roll down and pray, because there’s actually meaning to the early game.
That doesn’t mean there’s nothing Riot can’t improve though. With the b-patch finally going live with nerfs to Zed, Yone, and Runaan’s Hurricane, TFT patch 10.25 is going to be the big one before the year’s end. It’s the final patch before January’s mid-set update, which will shake up units, traits, and more.
Talon could be back in TFT patch 10.25 with some damage buffs.
TFT patch 10.24b nerfs Zed, Yone, more
Before we dive too deep into TFT patch 10.25, it’s important to note some changes were made in the middle of TFT patch 10.24 that you might have missed. Zed and Yone were nerfed, alongside traits Keeper, Cultist, and attack speed item Runaan’s Hurricane.
This was to curb the power of Zed carry comps which had risen to prominence. An attack speed nerf has made them less potent, but ultimately still strong. The same goes for the rest of the nerfs, which have lightly nudged the power balance instead of major overhauls.
We're shipping a B-Side Patch to nerf a few outlying champs and early game comps:
However, on TFT patch 10.25, Riot are bringing them back in line. Because it’s easier to hit the composition, Riot have had to bring back Lissandra and Diana’s damage to be more in line with other one-cost units. While they still have the four-star mechanic, it won’t be as hard to beat.
Warwick is also set for a big nerf to his lifesteal at one and two-star to compensate for his ability overhaul last patch. This will be coupled with a Divine nerf, reducing the amount of true damage the units dish out.
Wukong, Fiora, Sylas, Xin Zhao, Evelynn, and Talon are all set for buffs, while Vi and Kayn are on Riot’s naughty list.
Moonlight champions Diana and Lissandra are getting nerfed in TFT patch 10.25.
You can find the full set of changes below, courtesy of [email protected]. We will update this with the full patch notes once they drop on December 8.
TFT patch 10.24 preview notes
Ability AD percent increased from 225/250/275% to 250/265/280%
Damage increased from 200/300/450 to 250/400/600
Ability damage lowered from 350/450/600/800 to350/450/550/700
Ability secondary damage lowered from 175/225/300/450 to 175/225/275/375
Ability orbs lowered from 4/5/6/9 to 4/5/6/8
Damage increased from 250/400/600/1000 to 250/400/700/1111
Ability armor reduction lowered from 50/75/100% to 40/60/80%
Ability AD percent changed from 300/325/350% to 330/340/350%
Ability damage increased from 350/500/1400 to 350/600/1500
Ability damage multiplier lowered from 3 to 2.
Ability AD percent increased from 200/200/250% to 240/250/275%
Ability lifesteal lowered from 50/50/200% to 40/40/200%